Eric Trump Claims to Be a 'Part of' the LGBT Community That Supports His Father 'Every Single Day' and People Are Very Confused
President Donald Trump has often touted his so-called support for LGBTQ rights, despite his administration's repeated attacks on the community.
Trump's Department of Justice filed an amicus briefing last year urging the Supreme Court not to interpret LGBTQ discrimination as discrimination against a protected class. Thankfully, that effort failed. Trump's administration also slashed global HIV/AIDS research budgets and it's worked tirelessly to stifle transgender people's access to healthcare and right to serve their country.
Nevertheless, Trump and his campaign claim the President has the support of countless LGBTQ people, all the while courting the approval of so-called traditional family values voters.
One of the President's sons and an executive at the Trump Organization, Eric Trump, tried to make this claim during a Fox News interview—but a slip of the tongue sure made it sound like he outed himself.
Eric Trump: "The LGBT community, they are incredible. And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day. I'm part of that community, and we love the man." pic.twitter.com/hl51ftW8l2
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) September 29, 2020
When asked about an anonymous gay Trump supporter, Eric Trump said:
"The LGBT community, they are incredible. And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day. I'm part of that community, and we love the man."
As Eric continued, it became clear that he was quoting what he claimed to be legions of LGBTQ Trump supporters, but people were shocked at what sounded like a revelation.
The LGBTQ community had no desire to claim him.
The LGBTQ community is indeed incredible, but the Trump Administration's record on LGBTQ issues is shameful and abysmal. The Trump family and their surrogates lie about widespread support in our community. LGBTQ voters will not fall for it. We follow the facts: https://t.co/SHShc5Rvtn
— Sarah Kate Ellis (@sarahkateellis) September 29, 2020
Trump is the most anti-equality president in our nation's history, & no amount of gaslighting will change that.
LGBTQ people are not buying it, & neither are our allies.
But Eric is right about one thing - we are incredible. & we'll be coming out in full force on election day. https://t.co/MvHAcHXQv3
— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) September 29, 2020
Well gays, we had a good runpic.twitter.com/KfuJDb7Hex
— Scorch the Earth 🔥 (@sthrnandgay) September 29, 2020
Excuse me, what? We don't want him. Straight people, you can have him back. https://t.co/GNvcWdBBJP
— Alexander (@purplechrain) September 29, 2020
Some thought he may have been misinformed on what "LGBT" actually stands for.
Is Eric Trump coming out or does he think LGBT stands for Lying Grifters Beating the Tax system? https://t.co/WOmFO0czuF
— #TeneeFelixforJuvenileCourtSectionF (@dcfhockeyfoo) September 29, 2020
Not sure if Eric Trump just came out or if he thinks LGBT stands for “Looters, Grifters, Burglars, Trumpers." 😳 https://t.co/ZY85RlqtqS
— Linda Childers (@lindarchilders) September 29, 2020